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  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Wine is not the first pairing that comes to mind when you’re talking about Brazilian cuisine. Coffee, fruit drinks, cachaça, and beer are all more traditional and have longer histories with the food. Portugal has a long history of wine production, but the first settlers in the 1500s found the northern regions near the equator too hot and too wet... Read More

    From the article Brazilian Cuisine is Begging for Wine


  • Recent research shows that a glass of red wine a day is like twenty minutes of vigorous exercise. So before summer rosés officially take hold, get in on the last gasps of Cabernet. I tasted through forty different Cabernets, all under $16. There are some superb examples here that you’re going to want to try. Cabernet, because of the value inhere... Read More

    From the article Drink Value Cabernet Before It's Too Late


  • Yesterday online magazine Paste tempted the travel bug of wine lovers by publishing a list of six cruises best-suited for oenophiles.  “Nothing beats a spine-tingling European sunset over the ocean, right? Pair a bottle for the finest wine you’ve ever tasted, and we’d call that a first-rate way to spend a vacation,” contributor Gabbi Markle wrot... Read More

    From the article Hints of Salt on the High Seas: 6 Cruises For Your Vino Vice


  • Wines aren't the only thing going green. Nomacorc, an intentional company who produces closures (a word for non-cork corks), wraps up 2014 having scored contracts with wineries in Italy and the United States for their Select Bio Series of closures. The company's Select Bio closures claim to leave a zero-carbon footprint, a first in the cork corn... Read More

    From the article Put A Cork In It: Renewable Closures Scoring Big in 2014


  • Names have been drawn at random and PM's have been sent to everyone. You have 2 weeks to get the wine shipped. Everyone should have their package in hand by no later than. November 28th.if you are new at this and need some tips just PM Secret Santa and I will do my best to answer all your questions.Wines are being shipped and received.Participan... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Secret Santa 2014 Reveal Day...


  • Below are some good online wine purveyors I've dealt with very successfully over the years. They have provided well-curated wine selections at good prices, processed purchases well, and shipped efficiently (though not all internationally). I'm throwing their names out with multiple aims in mind:to see if anyone has good or bad experiences to sha... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Quality online wine...


  • Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    Wine review by mark


  • Avalon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    Wine review by mark


  • Avalon California Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    Not a very big wine. Simple and easy to drink. Read More

    Wine review by cclawson


  • Avalon Merlot 2010

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    Wine review by paulbradley1


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